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Australian Firm FFI Dives into U.S. Market with Phoenix Hydrogen Hub Acquisition

(P&GJ) — Australian green hydrogen developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has made its first move into the U.S. market by purchasing the Phoenix Hydrogen Hub (PHH) project in Buckeye, Arizona, from fuel-cell truck manufacturer Nikola for $24 million.

Changing Ownership Structure of Africa’s Pipeline Companies

(P&GJ) – Recent buying and selling of upstream oil and gas assets in Africa has opened new growth opportunities for the region’s pipeline market as new players make entry into the management and ownership structure of existing pipeline operating companies.

Vietnam Approves $11.4 Billion Plan to Expand Fuel Storage Capacity by 2030

The investment would raise the country's crude oil and refined fuel storage capacity to 75 to 80 days of net imports, according to the plan signed by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha on Tuesday.

Cheniere Energy Plans to Build New Gas Pipeline to Feed LNG Expansion in Louisiana

Cheniere Energy Inc., the largest U.S. LNG exporter, says it may build a new pipeline to link its Louisiana expansion project to other pipelines in major shale-gas producing regions as it seeks to diversify its risk.

Alaska LNG Project Clears Challenge, Advances 800-Mile Pipeline

The Biden administration backed the MVP for the second time, Mexico Pacific planned a $14 billion natural gas pipeline and liquefaction plant, and an Alaska LNG project advanced after a lawsuit from environmentalists was rejected, Comet Ridge and Jemena entered an agreement to develop a gas pipeline, while Caliche launched an open season for an expansion project.

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Guest Perspective: EJ and Civil Rights in U.S. Construction Projects

(P&GJ) — Since taking office two years ago, the Biden Administration has emphasized efforts to incorporate environmental justice considerations into federal agency permitting, funding and financial support decision-making.

EverWind to Invest $1 Billion in Hydrogen, Ammonia Production to Power Nova Scotia Project

EverWind Fuels said on Monday it would invest $1 billion in renewable energy generation to power its green hydrogen and ammonia production project in Nova Scotia.

LNG Canada Project Nears Completion as Fluor Wraps Up Module Fabrication

(P&GJ) — With the arrival of the last module by ship from its fabrication yard in Zhuhai, China, Fluor Corp. announced that it has completed the module fabrication program on the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. The project will have an initial capacity to produce 14 million tons of LNG per year.

Global Construction Update: LNG Markets, Resurgent China Kindle Pipeline Projects

(PGJ) — Global midstream markets continue to face near-term headwinds and economic uncertainties, but Europe’s rapid transition from Russian energy and projected higher demand in Asia continue to drive midstream expansion in those regions and others that supply them.

Editor’s Notebook: Alaska’s Long Road Back

(P&GJ) — With the Biden administration’s recent approval of exports from a proposed LNG project and the rejection of a lawsuit challenging construction of related infrastructure, prospects may again be looking up again for the Final Frontier.

Mountain Valley Asks US Supreme Court to Vacate Stays Halting Pipeline

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC asked the U.S. Supreme Court in a filing on Friday to vacate stays imposed by a federal court halting construction of a portion of its West Virginia-to-Virginia natural gas pipeline.

NextDecade Shares Fall 23% as LNG Project Funding Disappoints Investors

NextDecade Corp. shares fell 23% on Thursday on investor worries over the terms of $18.4 billion financing the U.S. LNG developer obtained to go ahead with the long-delayed Phase 1 of Rio Grande LNG export facility.

German Oil Refinery Wants $448 Million in State Aid for Pipeline Upgrade

German oil refinery PCK Schwedt has applied to the economy ministry for $448.2 million in state aid to help it upgrade the Rostock-Schwedt pipeline, the local authority in Brandenburg said on Tuesday following a meeting at the facility.

Gas Operator DESFA Looking to Build 336-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline for $1.12 Billion

DESFA said that the 540-km (336-mile) pipeline will be part of a European corridor connecting regions with high potential for hydrogen production with central Europe and southern Germany, where significant demand is expected by 2030.

Energy Transfer Signs Deals for Louisiana Lake Charles Export Plant

The agreements come even though the U.S. Department of Energy has so far refused to extend Lake Charles' authorization to sell LNG to non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries beyond December 2025.

TC Energy Urges Canada to Speed Permits for Energy Transition Projects

TC Energy has more than 20,000 kilometers (14,300 miles) of pipeline in western Canada that could be repurposed to carry carbon dioxide for sequestration underground or transport low-emissions hydrogen, CEO Francois Poirier said.

NextDecade Makes Final Investment Decision on Rio Grande LNG Phase 1

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) firm NextDecade said on Wednesday it has made a positive final investment decision (FID) to construct the first three liquefaction trains (Phase 1) at its Rio Grande LNG export facility.

Kinder Morgan Expanding Eagle Ford Pipeline Systems, Supplying 2 Bcf/d of Gas to Gulf Coast Markets

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan and Howard Energy Partners have announced plans to expand their respective Eagle Ford natural gas transportation systems, which is expected to add up to 2 Bcf/d of natural gas to U.S. Gulf Coast markets.

Enbridge Says Canada's Woodfibre LNG Close to Finalizing All Off-Take Agreements

Canada's Woodfibre LNG project is close to signing off-take agreements for the remaining 30% of its capacity, and virtually all the LNG produced will be going to Asia, Enbridge CEO Greg Ebel said on Tuesday.

Pinnacle Midstream to Double Midland Basin Processing Capacity

(P&GJ) — Houston-based Pinnacle Midstream II on Tuesday announced it has reached a final investment decision (FID) to expand its operations in the gas-rich Midland Basin with the construction of a 220 MMcf/d natural gas processing plant.

Equitrans Midstream Weighing Options as Court Blocks Mountain Valley Project

Pipeline operator Equitrans Midstream said on Tuesday it is evaluating all legal options, including an emergency appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court, after an appellate court halted construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline project in the Jefferson National Forest.

Canada Regulator Issues Order to Trans Mountain Over Community Impact Monitoring

The Canada Energy Regulator issued an "Inspection Office Order" to Trans Mountain for not adhering to an approved plan to monitor the impact of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on local communities during construction.

Next Wave of North American LNG Export Projects to Face Labor Challenges

A coming wave of North American LNG export projects faces staffing challenges that are prompting some of the biggest developers to expand training and coordinate projects to keep construction workers.

Argentina Inaugurates Key Gas Pipeline to Reverse Energy Deficit

The completion of the first stage of the gas pipeline, which starts in Neuquen province and reaches Buenos Aires province, adds 11 million cubic meters of gas per day.

ADNOC Invests $1.34 Billion in 186-Mile Expansion of UAE Gas Pipeline Network

(P&GJ) — ADNOC Gas is set to revolutionize natural gas distribution in the Northern Emirates of the United Arab Emirates with an ambitious expansion plan, increasing its pipeline network by approximately 300 km (186 miles) from over 3,200 km (1,988 miles) to over 3,500 km (2,174 miles).

Edison CEO: 1,242-Mile EastMed Pipeline Project Still Viable

A project to build a 2,000-km (1,242-mile) pipeline to bring natural gas from East Mediterranean fields to Europe is still alive, the CEO of Italian energy group Edison said on Friday.

Baker Hughes to Supply 3 Liquefaction Trains for NextDecade's LNG Project

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes said on Thursday it will supply three liquefaction trains for NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG project in Texas.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Likely to Send More Canadian Oil to US, Not Asia

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) was meant to unlock Asian markets for Canadian oil, but analysts and traders said those barrels now will probably land on the U.S. West Coast as Asia gobbles up Russian oil that is cheaper due to sanctions from Western countries after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Nigeria’s 384-Mile AKK Gas Pipeline Now 70% Complete

(P&GJ) — Nigeria has completed 70% of its 384-mile AKK gas pipeline; Kinder Morgan has launched a binding open season for the expansion of its SFPP pipeline; Sinopec has announced plans to build a 259-mile hydrogen pipeline in Mongolia; Peninsula Pipeline has finished its natural gas expansion project in Florida; and more in the latest issue of P&GJ's Project Update.